Women Who Inspire Me
There has never been a more prominent time to celebrate progress. International Women’s Day was the perfect day to celebrate women making positive steps every day. There are countless women across the globe who have inspired me in different ways from close friends to major celebrities. In a time where motivation, unity and gender inclusion are on the up, I have decided to celebrate by picking 4 inspirational women who have really stood out for me in different ways. I would love to know who inspires you. Let me know in the comments below
- Michelle Obama: ‘There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish”
Michelle Obama is not just a leader in heels. She is an inspiring, influential figure proving that women are no longer sitting quietly behind their husbands in power but working beside them. Mrs O is a highly educated, intelligent and passionate working mother of two continually inspiring women all over the world to speak up in order to be heard. She is a valuable voice of our generation, her work, dedication and pure passions have represented the solidification of women’s role not only in politics but wider society. She helped raise over $3.5 billion in one year for ‘Let Girls Learn’ a global initiative aiming to get 62 million girls into school Michelle Obama is passionate about values of friendship and health. Her views towards exercise are not dissimilar to ours “I began to prioritize exercise because I realized that my happiness is tied to how I feel about myself. I want my girls to see a mother who takes care of herself’ making her a genuine role model.
- Tricia Cusdan: ‘I have changed my attitude to growing older’
At the age of 65, like many women of her generation, despite having enjoyed a successful career as a management consultant and raising a family, she felt she had more to give. Tricia, now 70, founded Look Fabulous Forever in 2013 having become frustrated by the lack of products available specifically for more mature skin. As she was using products from several different brands to achieve the look she wanted, she was inspired to create a range of makeup which provides a one-stop shop for older women. Tricia also wanted to create a place of celebration for older faces by only using real women over 50 in her photographs and video. Her YouTube channel features nearly 100 videos which demonstrate how makeup can address specific issues women experience as they grow older. These have now had nearly 5m views!
Tricia recently published a book – Living the Life More Fabulous – a Handbook to Beauty, Style and Empowerment for Older Women. The book is an Amazon bestseller in Fashion and Beauty and one reviewer wrote: ‘This book has been life-changing for me, I have changed my attitude to growing older completely.’
3. Katie Piper: ‘True beauty is not confined to those who are tall and slim’
Ten years ago Katie was brutally attached. Understandably, she was overwhelmed by feelings of anger, pain, and bitterness about an attack that disfigured her and affected her both physically and mentally. It is her sheer determination to only look forward that has completely inspired me and women across the globe. A TV career, an author, happily married and a mother, Katie Piper has not let the tragedy of these events define her and has instead proved that the strength of a woman can carry the weight of the world!
- Helen Mirren: ‘ Look fear straight in its ugly face and barge forward. When you turn around, look back and give it a good, swift kick in the ass!’
Helen Mirren has ripped up the fashion rule book and become one of the most influential, inspirational, phenomenally successful actresses of our time – not to mention one of the most stylish! I am inspired by Helen’s attitude to trample on stereotypes and her attitude towards positive ageing – loving yourself and your body. Helen’s gorgeous physique is one that women of all ages could envy and it’s not achieved through hours in the gym but what she says is purely a 12 minute home workout that can be achieved anywhere, anytime!